What is Wilmot's Current Visitor Policy?

Aug. 24, 2021

We understand how important loved ones are when it comes to cancer. However, people with cancer are among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19. Knowing this, it is our responsibility to protect our patients and our employees by limiting visitation. This is the visitation policy at Wilmot as of Aug. 25, 2021

If you are coming to an appointment: 

  • Patients coming in for a clinic appointment may have one visitor (age 18 or older), when waiting room space allows. If waiting area space is too full, visitors may be asked to wait in their car until the visit begins. 
  • Visitors are currently not permitted in the infusion center or in radiation therapy waiting area because of the very limited space available in these locations.

All visitors must go through a screening station before entering and must wear a mask while in the hospital. Please ask a staff member if you have questions. 

If you are admitted to the hospital and staying overnight

  • Hospitalized patients are permitted one visitor per day. 
  • A total of two visitors may be designated to visit during the hospital stay, but must alternate days. 
  • Visitation is limited to 4 consecutive hours per day. Visiting hours are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times in the hospital, including in patients' rooms. 

There are limited exceptions, such as for patients with developmental disabilities or cognitive impairment, pediatric patients, and end-of-life care. Please speak with your care team if you have questions. 

Read more about the hospital visitation policy at UR Medicine hospitals.